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n. pl. shrimp or shrimps
a. Any of various small, chiefly marine, often edible decapod crustaceans that have a laterally compressed, elongated body with long antennae and long legs used for swimming. The shrimps include species belonging to the superfamily Penaeoidea of the suborder Dendrobranchiata and to the infraorder Caridea of the suborder Pleocyemata.
b. The flesh of one of these crustaceans, used as food.
2. Any of various similar crustaceans, such as a fairy shrimp.
3. Derogatory Slang A person who is small in stature.
intr.v. shrimped, shrimp·ing, shrimps
To fish for shrimp.

[Middle English shrimpe, possibly of Low German origin.]

shrimp′er n.
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Noun1.shrimper - a vessel engaged in shrimping
vessel, watercraft - a craft designed for water transportation
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